Originally Posted by Nancy LC
Sucralose lowers T-cell function in high doses (in mice). Good news, perhaps something there can treat autoimmune disorders.
I think this is an "accurate" insight based on what medicine operates from regarding autoimmune. But I've staked my life on this being the wrong
We see lowered T-cell function which leads to uncontrolled infections. Lowering my T-cell function isn't going to help my autoimmune. Yet similar mechanisms are what the autoimmune drugs do to reduce autoimmune "symptoms." No symptoms, no problem, right?
But that's wildly wrong, because I need my immune system. Runaway infection is a serious risk with the autoimmune drugs.
I understand: it's a way to live your life, because the pain and disability is real and awful. But it's not a good
way, because it grandly assumes our immune system is the problem
. I was told, "it's confused and attacks the wrong things" when it's much more likely that a leaky gut lets stuff out my immune system then attacks.
It's not confused. It's overwhelmed, overworked, given too many targets that are also vital tissues. Stuff that's supposed to stay in the gut gets out and tries to kill me. At least, that's my conclusion from eliminating all food input
that gets me this terrible, life-destroying, output
The oxalate angle made everything else I did suddenly start making more sense. Jan 2019 I went carnivore, which is essentially zero oxalate, and got immediate relief from flares because it was the high oxalate foods I added which confused me. But at a certain point, relief from the symptoms... looks like the symptoms.
Oxalate is that elusive "detox" everyone is chasing, only doing the opposite of what is needed. We shouldn't be slamming the body with spinach smoothies loaded with oxalate, which has put people in the hospital and on dialysis. This is a KNOWN problem which conflicts with the embedded mantra in everyone's head: plants good, animal bad
Zero carb is also zero oxalate. This was the cue for my body to start dumping oxalate, which triggered my autoimmune symptoms. It really is a toxin my body can't get rid of as long as intake remains high. Which is ironic, because the vegans recommend more to "fix" this problem.
They are tormenting mice with our diet so they get sick. I think there's a lesson there...